Gaining By Losing

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The Future Belongs to Churches that SEND

When Jesus gave the Great Commission, he revealed that the key for reaching the world with the gospel is found in sending, not gathering. Many churches focus time and energy on attracting people and counting numbers–while the real mission of the church is about training up disciples and then sending them out. It’s about sending capacity, not seating capacity! In Gaining By Losing, J.D. Greear unpacks ten kingdom principles—plumb lines—that you can use to realign your church’s priorities around God’s mission to reach a lost world. To see ministry multiply, we must release the seeds God has placed in our hands. The good news is that you don’t need to choose between gathering or sending. Effective churches can, and must, do both.

“Wow! I just finished reading Gaining By Losing. I rarely finish a book and feel like it took my breath away. This book by J. D. Greear is nothing short of incredible. It’s just that powerful.”—Thom S. Rainer, President and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources

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7 responses to Gaining By Losing

  1. I have not read this book but that which is laid out here
    resonates with my initial and continuing experience over fifty years.

    Two Bile verseses that have been very important to me . . .

    The Problem . . . The heart of man is deceitful and desperately wicked !

    The Solution . . . Seek and you will find !

    God bless you Dear Reader.

  2. The reason I eagerly snatched up this book “Gaining by Losing” and almost literally devoured it? It is a rare and vital message that reorients the current church back to its purpose while the church is largely oblivious that anything is awry. …much like a passenger trying to bring attention to an important road the driver missed, but the conversation is too loud – we’re going the wrong direction. Yet rather than merely pointing out a problem, J.D. Greear comprehensively and encouragingly, leads the church back on course. I’ve had grief and passion over this issue for many years, taught on it, wrote a book depicting it, and felt completely alone. Oh how I rejoiced over this book! David Bales, Campus Dean, Alaska Bible Institute.

  3. Hello Pastor J. D,
    I’m a local church missionary in the country of Philippines. One of the ministries we are providing with churches here is intentional discipleship. When I read your book it kinda intrigue me about the concept of gaining by loosing. For the last 4 years I’ve been discipling young men, several of them are in campus ministry, in the local churches, seeking to find their career but they are all alike in a sense I loose them but am gaining because they are multiplying. God bless you.
    In His sufficient grace,
    Jonel Arcedera

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